Friday, November 23, 2012

Social Media...

So, social media has kinda become a staple of our society, wouldn't you agree?

I see so many people getting upset by other people's posts, finding them to be offensive for one reason or another, and I see it spilling into real life. Seriously. Does it really matter that your Barber has the TP roll hanging from the back not the front to the point that you're going to find a new barber? NO, just be passive aggressive and change it whenever you visit the loo there. (I might or might not have a few secret compulsive behaviors).

I have a set of "Life Rules" that I laid out for myself YEARS ago (like in HS I refused to date people I went to school with, and then when I broke said rule life blew up in my face. Twice.) I'm a First Generation Internet User, starting way back when AOL was your everything (and then became your tool to get on the internet and nothing else), and I have always had the policy that if you aren't comfortable having a conversation about something in the middle of the grocery store line it doesn't belong on the internet. Period.

We recently had an election, maybe you heard about it? It was a big deal, and it mattered, BUT my personal politics did not. I voted early and mailed in my ballot and hoped that people weren't just voting based on their religion (or lack their of) or making pretty patterns on the ballots. Generally speaking, I don't care what the royal "you" thinks about politics or religion or even if you think the sky is purple. Specifically, I love to have one on one conversations with people that have the same AND different thoughts than I do. Privately. With adults, and the stipulation that getting butt-hurt is not allowed. What's the point of having a brain if we can't agree to disagree?

Welp. Thank you anonymous readers, you have once again provided me with a much needed mental break from the tedium that is the behind the scenes part of my job. Until next time....

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